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If Emily bought three pounds of oranges and four pounds of bananas for $\8.53$ and Beth bought four pounds of oranges and two pounds of bananas for $\7.74$, how much should Jenel expect to pay for nine pounds of oranges and seven pounds of bananas? Homework Help ✎

Try writing a system of equations for the problem.

$3$(oranges) $+4$(bananas) $=\8.53$
$4$(oranges) $+2$(bananas) $=\7.74$

Solve the system of equations to determine the cost of $1$ pound of oranges and $1$ pound of bananas.
Use your answers to determine the cost of $9$ pounds of oranges and $7$ pounds of bananas.